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01-25-2011, 08:37 PM
NFL from the sidelines
After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on Tuesday nights throughout the season from 7 to 9 p.m. on WBGG 970-AM.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I was just re-watching the 2009 Steelers-Packers meeting and was struck by how easily the Steelers moved the ball against the Packers.

Every receiver seemed like he was running wide open.

The Steelers also utilized a lot of passes to the tight ends and running backs, while also hitting a lot of the wide receiver screens they like to run.

They had trouble blocking Clay Matthews in the game, but pretty much every time they needed a score, they got one.

Conversely, the Packers moved the ball well on the Steelers, but remember, Tyrone Carter was playing in place of Troy Polamalu.

The Steelers did not do a great job of tackling in that game, either.

Hines Ward had a huge game working against Green Bay's zone blitz scheme. He's obviously not playing at the same level he was in 2009, but he's still able to find openings in the zone.

Aaron Rogers is probably a little better QB than he was in 2009, but so is Ben Roethlisberger.

The Steelers had a heck of a time dealing with Jermichael Finley. Couldn't cover him. They won't have to worry about that this time around.

It really got my juices flowing to see this matchup in Dallas.